AVINESH Waran Suwamy and Osea Vakatalesau stood out as Ba came from behind to win $11,000 at the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament at Govind Park yesterday.
Alvin Avinesh shocked the 6000 spectators, mainly home fans, with a stunning strike early on for Lautoka but a blunder by goalkeeper, Jone Sorolo, got Ba back into the game with Ronil Kumar levelling for the Men in Black.
In the second spell, Waran Suwamy and Vakatalesau sealed victory with two good goals.
Ba coach Yogen Dutt was a happy man at the final whistle.
"The last time we won at Govind Park was back in 2007. It has been a long time since we gave the fans victory on home soil," Dutt said.
"This is a great achievement. We have had our ups and downs in the tournaments. The fans have been returning to support the team. This is a great gift to them."
Ba came into the match as favourites after Lautoka was forced to play extra-time and penalties against Nadroga in their 5-4 win on Saturday night.
But Avinesh smashed home a peach of a goal before Sorolo ran way out of his box and tried to dribble Vakatalesau.
He lost possession and Vakatalesau shrugged off two more defenders before laying the ball into the path of Kumar who found the roof of the net.
The teams rested 1-all at half-time.
In the second half, Sorolo's save from a Vakatalesau strike fell into the path of Waran Suwamy who made it 2-1.
Suwamy then turned provider for Vakatalesau, who easily beat Sorolo for the third goal.
Birthday boy Meli Codro celebrated in style with his mates after the victory with president Rishi Kumar getting his cake cut in the middle of the park.
Codro came on late in the game as a substitute.
Dutt said they never gave up even when Lautoka took the lead.
"We made a great comeback after Lautoka took the lead. The goal which was the turning point was the leveller from Roneel Kumar.
"We talked about keeping on the pressure. We did that throughout the 90 minutes. That paid off.
"I would like to thank the team officials, the executives and the players for the hard work they put in."
Lautoka coach Ravinesh Kumar was gracious in defeat saying "the better team won".
The Blues looked to fade away in the later part of the first half and in the second spell.
Kumar said the less "recovery period" following the 120-minute semi-final on Saturday night affected them to some extent.
The Blues got $4000 for their efforts with Ilisoni Logaivau named player of the tournament.